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  • July 20, 2011
  • • 8:07 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 21087

Toronto FC 0-1 FC Dallas: Shea on target again in Dallas win

Toronto FC 0-1 FC Dallas: Shea on target again in Dallas win

Brek Shea, FC Dallas (Getty Images)

Brek Shea netted his ninth goal of the season to send FC Dallas home with a 1-0 win and its 11th clean sheet of the season.

Danny Koevermans and Torsten Frings, Toronto FC's two new designated player, both went the full 90 minutes but couldn't prevent their side from falling 1-0 to FC Dallas on Wednesday night.

Brek Shea did the damage for Dallas, netting his ninth goal of the season just four minutes after the restart with a powerful left-footed shot that flew into the upper corner.

Toronto nearly equalized moments later and actually had the ball in the net, but an offside call on Joao Plata spoiled the chance.

Shea came close to netting his second goal in the 60th minute, but Toronto keeper Stefan Frei came up huge to keep his side in it. But the equalizer was not to be as Dallas' defense held firm and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman came up big when he was called on, preserving the shutout and win.

For Toronto, some solace can be had from a solid performance out of a group of players that have no real experience together. Along with Frings and Koevermans, TFC started newcomers Ryan Johnson, Andy Iro and Eddy Viator.

Read's full recap of Wednesday's MLS games.

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